Go to Math402 PreAlgebra page.

**Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri 12pm –
3:20pm Hollister 4**

**Instructor**:
David Wisneski

408-981-2970

**Office Hours:**
Before class

**Course Description and Objectives: **This course if the first half of
Elementary Algebra. You will

Evaluate expressions using signed numbers.

Solve problems with ratios and proportions and use linear equations to solve problems.

Graph a linear equation. Find the slope and equation of a line.

Solve systems of equations and problems using systems of equations.

PREREQUISITE: Math 402 with a grade of ‘Pass’ or with a ‘C’ or
better, or assessment test recommendation. ADVISORY: Concurrent enrollment in Guidance
563A is advised. Units: 2.5

**Textbook**: “Introductory Algebra: Concepts and Graphs” McKeague

**Class web page**: www.gavilan.edu
and click on the Class HomePages link

**Attendance**: Anyone who stops attending class for 3 days
can expect to be dropped. If you are
unable to attend class, please keep in touch by email to inform me of any
conflicts in your work/life.

**Grades**: I will guarantee you a grade of B in this
class if you

· Come on time to every class and don’t leave early.

· Do problems in class and hand in homework on time.

· Ask questions about things you don’t understand and problems you are unable to do.

Weekly quizzes (4) 25%

Chapter exams (4) 50%

Class participation 10%

Homework 15%

A 90%+ B 80-90% C 70-80% D 60-70%

**Academic
Honesty: **Students are expected to
exercise academic honesty and integrity.
Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary
action which may include recommendation for dismissal. Working with others on math problems is a
good way to learn the material and is encouraged. However make sure that you also practice and
can do the work on your own. Quizzes and
exams are to be your own work.

**Accommodations and Disabilities: **Students requiring special services or
arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact
their instructor, counselor, or the Disabled student Services Office.

**Tentative Schedule**

Week |
Topics |
Quiz / Exam |

1 6/13 – 6/ 17 |
Chapter 1 and 2 Linear Equations |
6/15 Quiz #1 6/17 Exam #1 |

2 6/20 – 6/24 |
Chapter 2 Linear Equations and Inequalities |
6/22 Quiz #2 6/24 Exam #2 |

3 6/27 – 7/1 |
Chapter 3 Graphing Linear Equations |
6/29 Quiz #3 7/1 Exam #3 |

4 7/4 (holiday) 7/5-7/8 |
Chapter 7 Systems of Equations |
7/6 Quiz #4 7/8 Exam #4 |